Aixuan Li, Hanxin Chen, Yang Pei, Yushi Zhao


“Our design is a large-scale-installation, divided into two parts. The first part is indoors, mainly to create a play area for kids. The lower domes are mainly for children, they can easily enter and exit while adults need to lean over. The higher domes are for every guest. There are many openings in different sizes on the installation to ensure that the adult ’s sight is not blocked. Even if the parents do not enter and be with there kids, they can still see them to ensure safety. The second part is above the swimming pool, blocking the dazzling sunlight on the premise of ensuring the scenery of the swimming pool. Both parts of the installation are supported by rotating pillars, and the color of the dome is pink gradient blue from low to high. ”


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Children’s dome

Aixuan Li, Hanxin Chen, Yang Pei, Yushi Zhao

Children’s dome

“Our design is a large-scale indoor installation, mainly to create a play area for children, while ensuring that adults can see the children. This installation is suspended from the ceiling. The closer to the edge, the lower the height, and children can easily enter and exit. Adults need to lean down to get in. There are dome shape protrusions with different heights inside the installation, and children can play inside as often as they like. But if adults go in, they can only stand upright in certain place that the ceiling is high enough. The entire device has hollows of different sizes to ensure that the adult’s sight is not obstructed. Even if parents does not enter and play with the child inside, they still able to see their child from the hole, ensuring the safety.”

We changed the support method and divided the activity areas for adults and children. The dark-colored dome is taller, mainly for adults, and the light-colored dome is shorter, they are for children.


This installation can also be placed in a swimming pool. It can both block the sun, and create interesting shadow falling in the pool.



Draping Canopy

Team || Lena Han, Bei Liu, Josh Chen

Mies’ Barcelona pavilion is a symbol of simplified, elegant architecture. Instead of rooms, it is more like an assemble of a couple planar surface in horizontal and vertical direction. It breaks down the elements of architecture and reassembled it into a couple thresholds. If you look from the sky, you see two roof sitting on top of walls, and they are being placed at the two opposite directions of the courtyard in the middle.

The flying canopy is to add a slice of playful element, but still be consistent with the tone of the Barcelona pavilion. The canopy connects those two roofs separated by the courtyard, providing shading area for people in the summer. Then, by lifting up two opposite corners, the canopy got less rigid, less heavy. It looks like a roof with wings and is flying toward the sky.

It makes the whole space uplifting, playful and romantic when the shadow projects on the floor and walls.